Omiya Kagura Preservation Society

Tanohata Village,Iwate

The Omiya Kagura is a yamabushi kagura brought by Eifuku-in, a yamabushi belonging to Haguro school and an administrator of Omiya Shrine at that time, in 1337. With the shishigashira which is given the spirit from Omiya Shrine in Raga, Tanohata village, the kagura is the dance of prayer for well-being, such as warding off evil spirits, fire safety, sound health, security of family, bountiful harvest, rich haul or good business. The characteristic of this kagura is in its vigorous and dynamic way of dancing in the triple meter.